5 Violin Techniques You Didn't Know Existed
Do you want to liven up your practice routine and add new sounds to your existing repertoire? Violin teacher Julie P. shares some new violin techniques that will take your playing to the next level...
As a beginner or intermediate violinist, youre probably familiar with the basic bowed sound of a violin. However, there are a number of other techniques you may not have heard of yet. Today's more modern composers are continuing to come up with new bowing techniques to create new and exciti
How to Improvise on Piano and Keyboard | Exercises for Beginners
Forgo the sheet music and try your hand at improvising! Get started with this exercise from Tucker, GA teacher Linda L...
Improvising, in music, is making up your own music on the spot. It is truly playing with music, in the more common sense of the word play. Its fun, creative, and, well, playful.
When it comes to piano improvisation, I tend to think of jazz, blues, and rock. But one can definitely improvise in any musical style.
There is a lot you can learn when it
How Yamaha's New Electrified TransAcoustic Reinvents the Modern Piano
As technology progresses, so does the music industry. Here, Tulsa, OK teacher Chris F. explores Yamaha's latest contribution to the world of music-making...
The acoustic pianos design has remained relatively unchanged for centuries. The electronic keyboard, on the other hand, has had a rich and transformational history over the years, as technology has evolved and improved. What started with the "Denis d'or," an instrument developed in 1793 with 700 strings that were temporaril
7 Cool Ways to Make Your Own Amazingly Creative Ukulele
So you want to know how to make a ukulele? Whether you're feeling crafty on a rainy day, or you're ready to set aside some serious build time, you can find a DIY ukulele project that's right for you!
1. Cigar Box Ukulele
This tutorial shows how to make an electric tenor ukulele using a cigar box and a few ukulele parts purchased online. Even with these simple components, you can fashion an instrument with a unique look and a great sound. Some of music's greats, including legends like B.B.
Should Parents Observe During Voice Lessons?
Should you sit in on your kid's singing lessons? Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. tackles the commonly asked question...
When parents sign their child up for voice lessons, naturally they want to be sure of a few key things:
Does the teacher know what he or she is doing?
Is the teacher a good match for my child?
Is my child making progress?
One of the easiest ways to be sure of all this is to observe a lesson and see for yourself, of course. However, this may not